Birdland Presents The John Pizzarelli Big Band And More Week Of January 28

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:

January 28 (Monday) at 7:00PM

Nicole Zuraitis & MusicTalks Jazz Quartet

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present 2019 GRAMMY nominee Jazz Vocalist Nicole Zuraitis and the MusicTalks Jazz Quartet, all of whom will celebrate the world of the Blues. Blues songs are often misperceived as grievances, but in fact, celebrate life in all its complexity. Miss Zuraitis will perform popular standards by a wide range of artist from Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Nina Simone and pop songs by Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin. The evening will culminate in a live performance of Nicole's GRAMMY nominated cover of Dolly Parton's "Jolene" performed with her dually GRAMMY nominated husband/drummer Dan Pugach.

All tickets $30-40, $10 food/drink minimum

January 28 (Monday) at 8:30PM

Amanda Green and Friends at the Birdland Theater

The Birdland Theater is proud to have two-time Tony-nominated Broadway songwriter and award-winning performer Amanda Green in residence with her monthly show, "Amanda Green AF!". Amanda brings her own exuberant wit and hilarious banter in an evening of funny and moving original songs, including special previews of her up and coming shows. On Monday, January 28, Amanda's guests will be Kelli Barrett, Leah Hocking, Clarke Thorell, Kristolyn Lloyd, Alysha Umphress and Wayne Wilcox. Musical director will be James Sampliner, with Sean McDaniel on drums.

All tickets $30-35, $10 food/drink minimum

January 28 (Monday) at 9:30PM

Jim Caruso's Cast Party

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is a wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night. It's a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars, backed by Steve Doyle on bass, Billy Stritch on piano and Daniel Glass on drums, hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 29 (Tuesday) at 7:00PM

Jonathan Karrant at the Birdland Theater

Birdland Theater is proud to announce that singer Jonathan Karrant will make his debut on the new stage. Karrant will be presenting songs from his new live album recorded in Las Vegas at one of the top 10 performing art centers in the world; The Smith Center. Jonathan headlines several of the finest music venues in Las Vegas and beyond. The new record is a collection of standards from iconic favorites to obscure tunes that evoke the emotion of Jonathan's soul and style. His playful yet thoughtful vocal interpretation leaves a unique imprint on each musical piece he touches.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 29-February 2 (Tuesday-Saturday) at 8:30PM and 11:00PM

John Pizzarelli Big Band, first week of John Pizzarelli's 2-week engagement

John Pizzarelli charms audiences with his warmth, sense of humor, and musical chops. Through his multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader, the son of the legendary New Jersey native guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, has become one of the most recognizable faces and voices in contemporary jazz for his interpretations of classic standards, romantic ballads and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings. While maintaining a busy touring schedule, John also founded "Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli" a nationally syndicated radio program co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey.

All tickets $40-50, $10 food/drink minimum

January 29 (Tuesday) at 9:45PM

Susie Mosher at the Birdland Theater

The Lineup with Susie Mosher is a wild, anything-goes variety show featuring entertainers from the Broadway, cabaret and comedy scenes. Actress/singer Mosher hosts the spontaneous extravaganza at 9:30pm on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

All tickets $25, $10 food/drink minimum

January 30 (Wednesday) at 5:30PM

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Now in its 14th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 30-February 2 (Wednesday-Saturday) at 7:00PM and 9:45PM

Ken Peplowski Quartet at the Birdland Theater

Ken Peplowski has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman - some of the artists he's performed/recorded with include Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops, Hank Jones, Peggy Lee, Bill Charlap, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna. He travels at least half of every year, playing clubs, concert halls, colleges, and pops concerts. He has headlined the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Blue Note, and Dizzy's Club amongst many other venues. Ken's CDs on the Capri label, "Noir Blue", "In Search Of", and "Maybe September" were released to great critical acclaim and massive airplay. He has recorded music as diverse as Italian and French folk songs, avant-garde jazz, pop, and classical music.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

January 31 (Thursday) at 5:30PM

Rajiv Jayaweera

Rajiv jayaweera is a Sri Lankan jazz drummer and composer who grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He has lived in New York City for the past seven years and has performed at Birdland many times with The Louis Armstrong Eternity Band and vocalist, Cyrille Aimée. For this show, he will present his own band, playing an eclectic set of his original compositions. His music covers a wide range of styles, drawing on his experiences from around the world and mixing influences from Sri Lanka, Australia and beyond.

All tickets $20-30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 1 (Friday) at 5:15PM

The Birdland Big Band

Founded by drummer and musical director Tommy Igoe, the Birdland Big Band features the finest musicians in New York! Celebrating 10 years at the club, the BBB roars into action every Friday, playing the finest Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music from the world's best arrangers. After work or before a show, drinks or a great dinner, come hear one of the world's best drummers driving the hardest swinging band in New York. Experience why the BBB is the must-see weekly jazz event in New York and kick off your weekend with what critics are calling "the best live music bargain in all of NYC!"

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 2 (Saturday) at 5:30PM

Eric Comstock

Singer/pianist Eric Comstock has been called "a song's best friend," and the jazz and pop songbooks are in great hands when he is onstage at Birdland. Whether the song is by Rodgers and Hart or Ellington and Strayhorn, Paul Simon or Bob Dylan, you'll hear the lyric as if for the first time. Joining Eric will be eminent bassist/composer Sean Smith -- in all, a perfect winter Saturday supper!

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 3 (Sunday) at 6:00PM

Melvis Santa and Ashedi

Afro-Cuban music can transform time and consciousness with its multilayered polyrhythms and hypnotic chants, taking us out of our ordinary state of mind and invoking the spirits of the Afro-Cuban pantheon of orishas. A 4 piece format, which Melvis leads on piano and vocals, while fronting a full percussion section of sacred batá drummers. Ashedí features Afro Cuban master percussionists Roman Diaz, Rafael Monteagudo, and Anier Alonso.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 3 (Sunday) at 7:30PM

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch at the Birdland Theater

Birdland mainstays Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch return to Birdland Theater at with their evening of swinging standards. Bassist Steve Doyle will join the duo. Caruso and Stritch, who have performed extensively on their own, gained national exposure together as the host and musical director of the wildly popular open mic, Cast Party, which celebrates talent every Monday at Birdland in NYC, and tours nationally. The duo has also received critical acclaim during their seven years at Bemelmans at The Carlyle Hotel, and made international news when rock legend Bono joined them in an impromptu performance. The musical pair has also become the darlings of the show biz set, welcoming spontaneous performances by stars including Liza Minnelli, Michael Feinstein, Jane Monheit, Clint Holmes, Marilyn Maye, Stephanie J. Block, Steve Ross, Linda Lavin, Darren Criss, LuAnn de Lesseps, Laura Osnes, Liliane Montevecchi, Christine Ebersole, and Steve Tyrell.

All tickets $30, $10 food/drink minimum

February 3 (Sunday) at 9PM & 11PM

Arturo O'Farrill Octet

Composer and pianist Arturo O'Farrill is at the forefront of modern composition. Few artists speak in such a diversity of musical tongues. He combines European harmony and instruments with those from India, Africa, and the Caribbean to bring an ensemble sound to bear that has no antecedents. "Resist" comprises a weaving together of different influences into a new fabric, partly rough-textured, but with an internal dialogue that honors of each musical idea. There is the combination of flute (Alejandro Aviles) and tuba (Earl McIntyre) - two ends of the tonal and pitch spectrum, in duet with one another plus trumpet (Adam O'Farrill). Sometimes they play the same notes, only octaves apart, and sometimes in counterpoint with one another. Latin percussion (Carlos "Carly" Maldonado) combines with African drums (Neil Clarke) and drum set (Zack O'Farrill), held together by the bassist Bambam Rodriguez, O'Farrill's pianism and a natural sympatico between these seemingly disparate instruments. Special guest slam poet Baba Israel is also featured.

All tickets $40, $10 food/drink minimum

Purchase tickets at: www.BirdlandJazz.com

For more information and reservations call 212-581-3080.

Ticket prices will vary by performer.

At the tables, there is a $10 food/drink minimum per person in addition to the music charge.

At the bar, the music charge will include one complimentary drink with no additional minimum.

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